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Reviewed 29 February 2020

Incredible noise levels from neighbouring karaoke bars. Smoke in the corridors seeping into the room. Fire exit being used as a cleaning cupboard. The sheets were stained, the mattress cheap sweaty smelly foam the room as basic as it could possibly be. The blanket resembled a dish cloth. And most importantly the wifi didn't work at all in the rooms. Staff didn't seem to have any interest in fixing any of these problems. This is Malaysia as it was about 10 years ago. Most of the decent cities in Malaysia have moved on, expect much better than this. Maybe not locally, all of the accommodation we tried in Sabah was really bad.

Date of stay: February 2020
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1  Thank Alyson L
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Reviewed 27 December 2019

I only stayed in Sandakan for one night in between visiting Sukau and leaving for Lahad Datu and this hostel was a great option. It is well located, right in front of a mall with a supermarket and a few restaurant options.

Room tip: Single room with private bathroom was good and has AC. Most of the rooms don't have a window.
Date of stay: July 2019
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Thank LicaR4
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Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

There is nothing wrong with this hostel, across from the shopping mall, situated in a nice location. Still it lacked a nice atmosphere and the upstairs where the rooms are, is really dark. If you stay there for just a night, i would recommend it.

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 March 2019

This was a nice place to stay on my recent return to the city of Sandakan. It was clean, comfortable and well staffed. The Reception was open at most hours and staff were happy to assist. This backpackers' was of a higher standard than most I have ever experienced.

Room tip: Try for a room area near the Reception area.
Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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1  Thank Perry B
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Reviewed 15 March 2019 via mobile

Stayed here whilst in Sandakan. Spotlessly clean, comfortable beds, shared bathroom areas always kept clean and stocked with loo roll/soap etc. It’s located opposite to a mall so you can grab a few bits if needed. It also has a kitchen and we cooked there most nights as we weren’t impressed with food in the area. It’s much cheaper to make your own! Would recommend staying here.

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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